Main Contributors: connormch (EMO, former Clapham), amazzon (Clapham A, former Ka-Pow!), dp (ShowGame cofounder, Fire 1*) , h.christou (Glasgow 1), jonnyarthur95 (Brighton City), tadhgb (Ireland U23s)
*dp wrote the preview** for this tournament, but couldn't actually attend. So big thanks to him for still contributing to this piece.
**Although he didn't write the predictions, because he chickened out. This is mentioned in the piece, I just wanted to abuse editor privileges and call him out twice #sorrynotsorry
Welcome to the post-Open Tour 1 chat! Here we'll be discussing what went down at OT1, and what we think it means for the rest of the season
Bristol 1 fall wrong end of Cobras, and finish below their second team
29. Purple Cobras (Most seeds gained - 24)
Full results here
hazard I have to say, you guys absolutely demolished Chevy in your quarter (the final score was 15-9). Were they looking depleted, or was it just you guys coming out firing?
connormch Well we knew they had a slightly smaller squad than usual and a tough pre-quarter vs Clapham, so I guess a bit of both. We knew if we came out strong and kept up the intensity, it would tough for them to make any kind of comeback. I think once we got the first couple of breaks, the belief really started to kick in that we could take it to them and cause an upset. The O-line were almost flawless the entire game, turning over once I believe, and the D-line just kept firing all the way through to the final minute.
|Reading setting up to take on Clapham. Photo from the fanseat.com stream|
|The Irish U23s looked fearsome this weekend. Photo via @nobody_likes_a_bogan on instagram|
hazard I'll leave now by saying that you can still watch a few of the games from the weekend on fanseat (first month free, and you'll get Windmill, WCBU and OWT2 included in that month if you sign on now). Also full disclosure that I was commentating this weekend, and you'll get DP/geegee at Windmill, so no apologies for the promotion bias.